When Manuel Luján ran for Congress in 1968, he began what would be 20 years of House service. This campaign button, which dates from the 1970s, was created by printing a lithographic image directly on metal. “Litho” buttons required a large print run. In congressional races, they were most commonly used by Members with large districts. Luján, who first ran for an At-Large seat in New Mexico, covered a huge swath of the state during his campaigns.